Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

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Have you received your need based scholarship?

Yes!
13
43%
No :(
9
30%
I didn't apply for one
8
27%
 
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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby BEng,MBA,FRM,JD(?) » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:34 pm

intlbr wrote:
BEng,MBA,FRM,JD(?) wrote:Employment stats out. Bar passage required jobs reduced from 87 to 74 percent. Huge drop. Minor bump in biglaw placements.

Did you hear back from them? I'm still being ghosted...


Nope. I wrote to the Dean of admissions with whom I had a long chat earlier. She wrote back saying I will hear soon.

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Dodocogon » Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:17 am

BEng,MBA,FRM,JD(?) wrote:Employment stats out. Bar passage required jobs reduced from 87 to 74 percent. Huge drop. Minor bump in biglaw placements.


Looks like LS funded positions aren't counted as bar passage required jobs this year - with the same stipulations as last year, that would be at 81.4% this year; I'm still slightly worried by the higher unemployed/seeking number, but it's a blip and not a trend at this point.

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby tuesdayninja » Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:38 am

Dodocogon wrote:
BEng,MBA,FRM,JD(?) wrote:Employment stats out. Bar passage required jobs reduced from 87 to 74 percent. Huge drop. Minor bump in biglaw placements.


Looks like LS funded positions aren't counted as bar passage required jobs this year - with the same stipulations as last year, that would be at 81.4% this year; I'm still slightly worried by the higher unemployed/seeking number, but it's a blip and not a trend at this point.


I noticed that too, there's 15 unemployed/seeking. Wonder what's up with that?

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Dodocogon » Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:06 am

tuesdayninja wrote:
Dodocogon wrote:
BEng,MBA,FRM,JD(?) wrote:Employment stats out. Bar passage required jobs reduced from 87 to 74 percent. Huge drop. Minor bump in biglaw placements.


Looks like LS funded positions aren't counted as bar passage required jobs this year - with the same stipulations as last year, that would be at 81.4% this year; I'm still slightly worried by the higher unemployed/seeking number, but it's a blip and not a trend at this point.


I noticed that too, there's 15 unemployed/seeking. Wonder what's up with that?


Yeah I'm not sure. I'm confident in my ability to find employment after school so I'm not worried for myself, but it does raise an eyebrow. Maybe some people who won't settle for a less than ideal (for them) outcome or something.

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby A_Faus95 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:38 pm

Do you think now that deposit deadline past, they may send out scholarship bumps?

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Jonesy2020 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:09 am

What it BU's deposit timeline?

Sorry if this is mentioned earlier in the thread.

Thanks!

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby jessmeesh » Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:17 am

Jonesy2020 wrote:What it BU's deposit timeline?

Sorry if this is mentioned earlier in the thread.

Thanks!


First deposit was due 4/10. Second deposit is 6/1.

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby mrtux45 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:58 am

If you deposit at BU and BC, will you lose your schollys at those schools?

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby jessmeesh » Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:01 am

mrtux45 wrote:If you deposit at BU and BC, will you lose your schollys at those schools?


Can't speak for BC, but BU doesn't have any stipulations with the first deposit.

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby mrtux45 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:06 am

jessmeesh wrote:
mrtux45 wrote:If you deposit at BU and BC, will you lose your schollys at those schools?


Can't speak for BC, but BU doesn't have any stipulations with the first deposit.


Would it be advisable to just call BC admissions directly and ask what their policy is? I'd like to at least hang on to whatever leverage I could possibly have

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby jessmeesh » Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:14 am

mrtux45 wrote:
jessmeesh wrote:
mrtux45 wrote:If you deposit at BU and BC, will you lose your schollys at those schools?


Can't speak for BC, but BU doesn't have any stipulations with the first deposit.


Would it be advisable to just call BC admissions directly and ask what their policy is? I'd like to at least hang on to whatever leverage I could possibly have


I dont think it would hurt. But you could also just go to the deposit page yourself. Click through it and see if you have to agree to any terms with your deposit.

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby BEng,MBA,FRM,JD(?) » Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:54 pm

Finally, got admitted to the school I first applied to. Pls tell me when will I get the scholarship information. Have deposit deadlines coming up on Saturday. Thanks a lot

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby intlbr » Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:56 pm

BEng,MBA,FRM,JD(?) wrote:Finally, got admitted to the school I first applied to. Pls tell me when will I get the scholarship information. Have deposit deadlines coming up on Saturday. Thanks a lot

Congrats!!!! How did you hear? Did they call you?

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby BEng,MBA,FRM,JD(?) » Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:01 pm

intlbr wrote:
BEng,MBA,FRM,JD(?) wrote:Finally, got admitted to the school I first applied to. Pls tell me when will I get the scholarship information. Have deposit deadlines coming up on Saturday. Thanks a lot

Congrats!!!! How did you hear? Did they call you?


Hey, thanks! Nope, email. Since I live abroad, they mailed. Otherwise they call. They wrote this in the mail. You did hopefully hear soon. Any clue on the timeline for scholarship info?

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby jessmeesh » Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:14 pm

BEng,MBA,FRM,JD(?) wrote:
intlbr wrote:
BEng,MBA,FRM,JD(?) wrote:Finally, got admitted to the school I first applied to. Pls tell me when will I get the scholarship information. Have deposit deadlines coming up on Saturday. Thanks a lot

Congrats!!!! How did you hear? Did they call you?


Hey, thanks! Nope, email. Since I live abroad, they mailed. Otherwise they call. They wrote this in the mail. You did hopefully hear soon. Any clue on the timeline for scholarship info?



Scholarship info comes in the snail mail acceptance letter. Mine came a little over a week after my call. Since you're international AND have an upcoming deadline, I would call/email admissions and ask for the information and explain your situation. Otherwise you may not get it in time.

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby BEng,MBA,FRM,JD(?) » Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:18 pm

jessmeesh wrote:
BEng,MBA,FRM,JD(?) wrote:
intlbr wrote:
BEng,MBA,FRM,JD(?) wrote:Finally, got admitted to the school I first applied to. Pls tell me when will I get the scholarship information. Have deposit deadlines coming up on Saturday. Thanks a lot

Congrats!!!! How did you hear? Did they call you?


Hey, thanks! Nope, email. Since I live abroad, they mailed. Otherwise they call. They wrote this in the mail. You did hopefully hear soon. Any clue on the timeline for scholarship info?



Scholarship info comes in the snail mail acceptance letter. Mine came a little over a week after my call. Since you're international AND have an upcoming deadline, I would call/email admissions and ask for the information and explain your situation. Otherwise you may not get it in time.


Gotcha, thanks. In fact, just wrote back to them. Hope I get to know soon. Further, can you pls tell me 1. If there is need based aid on offer and what's the approx timeline for them to get back from the date you submit your application, 2. I understand they are not totally closed to negotiation. I have only 51k from BC but much more from vandy, Texas, gw, Emory, Fordham, uiuc. Do you think they would be willing to play ball and what's the general timeline for hearing back on negotiation. ? I can read the entire thread but BU adds to all the confusion I already have and my head's a mess. Thanks :)

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby jessmeesh » Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:20 pm

Need-based aid is a thing, but the deadline is long passed. You can still submit the application and cross your fingers. My aid took about 2-3 weeks from when I submitted the app.

Can't speak to negotiation - I didn't try to negotiate with BU.

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby BEng,MBA,FRM,JD(?) » Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:55 pm

Guys, anyone with a big need based schol?

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby gtmort » Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:54 am

BEng,MBA,FRM,JD(?) wrote:Guys, anyone with a big need based schol?

Yeah, I got 30k added to my merit-based scholarship...Granted my family is disabled and cant physically work.

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby BEng,MBA,FRM,JD(?) » Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:59 am

gtmort wrote:
BEng,MBA,FRM,JD(?) wrote:Guys, anyone with a big need based schol?

Yeah, I got 30k added to my merit-based scholarship...Granted my family is disabled and cant physically work.


Thanks. Have sent you a pm. Need some details.

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby intlbr » Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:18 am

Hey, anyone still waiting for a decision?!

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby hufsinterpreter » Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:35 pm

intlbr wrote:Hey, anyone still waiting for a decision?!


Me :(

According to the admissions page "applicants who complete their applications by February 1, 2017 will receive a decision by early April 2017" and "generally by the end of April we will be able to communicate to the active waitlist candidates whether or not we will be making additional offers of admission."

I applied in mid-January, took the LSAT for the second time in February, and went complete in early March. Stats are at or above median. BU and BC are my top choices and I happily put down my deposit at BC last week, but if BU would accept me and match the scholarship I think I would choose BU... I'm wondering if it is time for an LOCI or I should just patiently wait for a few more weeks?

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby intlbr » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:20 pm

hufsinterpreter wrote:
intlbr wrote:Hey, anyone still waiting for a decision?!


Me :(

According to the admissions page "applicants who complete their applications by February 1, 2017 will receive a decision by early April 2017" and "generally by the end of April we will be able to communicate to the active waitlist candidates whether or not we will be making additional offers of admission."

I applied in mid-January, took the LSAT for the second time in February, and went complete in early March. Stats are at or above median. BU and BC are my top choices and I happily put down my deposit at BC last week, but if BU would accept me and match the scholarship I think I would choose BU... I'm wondering if it is time for an LOCI or I should just patiently wait for a few more weeks?

Hey, did you hear anything yet? I'm still waiting, wondering why it is taking so long ...

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby hufsinterpreter » Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:45 am

intlbr wrote:
hufsinterpreter wrote:
intlbr wrote:Hey, anyone still waiting for a decision?!


Me :(

According to the admissions page "applicants who complete their applications by February 1, 2017 will receive a decision by early April 2017" and "generally by the end of April we will be able to communicate to the active waitlist candidates whether or not we will be making additional offers of admission."

I applied in mid-January, took the LSAT for the second time in February, and went complete in early March. Stats are at or above median. BU and BC are my top choices and I happily put down my deposit at BC last week, but if BU would accept me and match the scholarship I think I would choose BU... I'm wondering if it is time for an LOCI or I should just patiently wait for a few more weeks?

Hey, did you hear anything yet? I'm still waiting, wondering why it is taking so long ...


Nope! I'm wondering why it would take so long to waitlist/reject an application...

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby midnight_in_georgia » Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:06 am

Anyone else get the waitlist email update?




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